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Rim Cafe

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Bella Vista / Queen Village
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1172 South 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
+1 215-465-3515
Tue - Fri 18:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 00:00
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Spokane, Washington
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65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate enough that Rene, the owner was putting on a show for everyone! He made us the most amazing hot chocolate beverage and entertained us. The Cubano Espresso & Volcano were delicious!

Thank Donna H
Deptford, New Jersey
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43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of my new favorite places! You will not be disappointed. The chocolates are homemade and luxurious! Seriously decadent. I had the lava hot chocolate. It's like a meal. So good! The owner/artist/barista/chocolate maker... was so awesome! Be back soon for my chocolate fix!

Thank Jilly_Coy
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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175 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

This place is great for a little after dinner dessert or mid-day treat.Tasty cannoli and chocolates. The hot chocolate is made to order and is absolutely delicious. This place has a great feel to it and a very friendly staff. I highly recommend this place.

Thank MNSQ575
Ocean, New Jersey
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143 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I know I am not adding anything new to these reviews other then confirming the delicious desserts you will experience when you visit. Believe the reviews.

Thank Golfdick
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

VERY good chocolate drinks, coffee, cannoli and treats. The owner is very friendly and puts on a great presentation during the preparation of the drinks. A little on the expensive side but it is a great cafe and I will certainly return.

Thank Gary B
Camden, New Jersey
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135 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Nothing more to say than yummy yummy yummy yummy! Just go and enjoy--chocolate heaven!!!! I had a hot chocolate and it was 90 degrees out. Enjoy!!!!

Thank jpsjamdg
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591 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

This is a tiny place devoted to coffee and chocolate (and cannolis). The owner is an absolute character and will give you free tastes and insights into his amazing concoctions. Cannolis are a highlight of any food trip to philly and I promise you these are the best you'll ever had. The cappuccino made with butter is amazing! The peanut... More 

1 Thank PelleasPhiladelphia
Florida, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

I don't live in philly but my daughter has occasion to take the train there. When she does I drop her off and head straight to rim Cafe. When I pick her up we go again. It's about 10 minutes from the 30th street train station. We found it while looking for,the two famous cheesesteak places in the area. The... More 

1 Thank rbonnie
Prospect Park, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

My Favorite place for dessert and a coffee after dinner or for dinner. I have never had a sweet tooth till I met Bell and Rene. The sweetest people lol with a sweet job. Together they "Make it Happen" In the heart of the Italian market down the street from the cheese steak kings these two can bring a smile... More 

1 Thank Heather B
Philly, PA
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

If you want awesome coffee, incredible hot cocoa, and fabulous chocolate served by a showman, this is your place. Rene has a heart of gold and the ability to make some of the most wonderful beverages on the planet. You will only be disappointed if you do no go there.

1 Thank TravelingNiNi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1172 South 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Neighbourhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Phone Number: +1 215-465-3515
French Chocolate Espresso Bar

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?